Dubai Design District Business Setup (D3)

Dubai Design District Business Setup (D3)

Dubai Design District business setup for design, art and fashion businesses in the UAE. Design District is located in central downtown Dubai and stratigically located within proximity to the largest shopping mall in the world.

Dubai Design District D3

Dubai Design District (d3 Dubai) was established in 2013 and is part of the well-known TECOM Group. TECOM Group is well established in the region for creating sector-focused business districts across Dubai.

The Dubai Design District free zone provides a nurturing atmosphere for companies in the arts, fashion, design, architecture, and digital media industries. D3 Dubai is already home to many regional and global art, fashion, and design brands. It is well known for its media and design workshops, brand launch events, trade shows, art and fashion exhibitions and media-related conferences.

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Types of business licenses in Dubai Design District (D3)

These are the main Dubai Free Zone licenses you can get through D3

  • Commercial licence
  • Services licence
  • Industrial/Manufacture licence
  • Freelancer permit

How to set up a business in D3 Dubai?

To set up your company in Dubai Design District it is first required to select the license type and structure of your business based on your business activities. Then the following steps are required to obtain the business licence

  1. Reserve a trade name
  2. Submit the online application to the D3 authority for approval
  3. Secure office space/ lease agreement
  4. Post incorporation – applications for employee visas can be submitted
  5. Opening a UAE corporate bank account

The documents the applicants will be required to submit for company formation in D3 include:

  1. Registration and licensing application form
  2. Details and profiles of shareholder(s)
  3. Board resolution
  4. Director and managers signatures
  5. Copies of passports
  6. Business plan

Benefits of Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District is a compelling option for setting up a company in the UAE. Dubai Design District companies can make use of the many benefits including:

  • 100% Foreign Ownership
  • 0% import-export tax
  • No personal income tax
  • Proximity to Dubai hotspots - Business Bay, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa
  • A creative community with thriving like-minded businesses
  • Special licensing for design and fashion freelance permits
  • Offers enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups - In5 centres is a D3 Dubai incubator programme.
  • An array of well-designed office, commercial, co-working, retail and warehouse spaces.

How can PRO Partner Group assist?

PRO Partner Group provide unparalleled business set up services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and wider UAE for free zone and mainland set up. PRO Partner Group can assist our clients to set up in D3 from incorporation of the company to any on-going support for employment or residency visas, accounting and bookkeeping and HR & payroll services. Contact PRO Partner Group for further assistance on setting up a free zone company in Dubai. 

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